Ready for some more fun Christmas crafts? Last month we shared two new ornament designs — our honeycomb ornaments and our wood deer ornaments. And now we have another new one for you! These cute, little bead and felt elf ornaments are inspired by the real Swedish ones that Krista’s family has adorned their holiday trees with each year.

Before you get started, check out our tools and materials list below. Then use our pattern and tutorial to craft as many different elf ornaments as you would like. Or you can always use them as gift toppers!

felt and bead Scandi elf ornaments

Pull Your-Elves Together

In the past we have used peg dolls to create projects like this one. But this time around we used floral wire to create the body shape for our elf ornaments and then attached wood beads at the ends for the face, hands, and feet. For the hair, we used embroidery floss and then made embroidered outfits for them to wear. 

Our tutorial will walk you through each step of the assembly, but of course you can get as creative as you’d like! For example, you can use the exact art markers we linked to below to color your wood beads. Or you can experiment with different art markers to create other skin tones for your elf ornaments.

Whatever you decide, we’d love to see the elf ornaments you create! Make sure to share photos with us on our Facebook page for members or by tagging #MadeWithLia on Instagram.

Skill level: Beginner-intermediate due to small details like drawing on the face and sewing up small pieces.

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How to Make Bead & Felt Elf Ornaments


felt scandi elf ornaments tutorial by Lia Griffith

handmade elf ornaments
wood bead and felt elf ornaments

DIY elf ornaments

felt and beaf elf ornaments

DIY elf ornaments

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